Lightning strikes over Batangas as the Taal volcano erupts.
Viewed from the Tagaytay Ridge in Cavite, Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. It is located about 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of the capital of the country, the city of Manila.
The main crater of Taal Volcano originally had a lake, until the 2020 eruption that evaporated the water inside it.
The volcano has had several violent eruptions in the past, causing loss of life on the island and the populated areas surrounding the lake, with the death toll estimated at about 6,000.
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